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Low-Carb Health and Nutrition

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This section will help you fully understand the ins and outs of low-carb eating, including the nutritional basis behind cutting carbs,and how low-carb eating interacts with health issues such as diabetes.
  1. Eating Healthy While Eating Low-Carb
  2. Low-Carb Super Foods
  3. All About Carbohydrates
  4. Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load
  1. Diabetes and Prediabetes
  2. Cholesterol and Heart Disease
  3. Other Health-Related Issues

Eating Healthy While Eating Low-Carb

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Have you heard that low-carb diets are low in nutrients? Well, the truth is that ANY diet can be low or high in nutrients, depending on what your choices are. This information can help you make healthy choices in your day-to-day eating.

Low-Carb Super Foods

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These foods are low in carbs and high in nutrients. Many of them have special health benefits from properties such as high levels of antioxidants. These articles have information about the foods and links to recipes.

All About Carbohydrates

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What are carbohydrates? Are some better than others? Yes! Find about about carbs, from the simple to the complex, from the rapidly-digested to the indigestible.

Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load

Some carbohydrate-rich foods cause more of a blood sugar rise than others. The glycemic index and glycemic load are two ways of trying to predict which ones cause a faster and higher rise. But these methods have their limitations. Learn all about it here.

Diabetes and Prediabetes

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The traditional position of the American Diabetes Association is that diabetics should eat a lot of sugar (all carbs, whether found in candy or potatoes are essentially made of sugar). Not surprisingly, many diabetics and prediabetics find that this is not the most effective way to control their blood glucose. Rather than take more medication, they prefer to cut back on carbohydrates. I include an interview with Dr. Mary Vernon, a physician who uses carbohydrate reduction to treat diabetes and obesity.

Cholesterol and Heart Disease

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Do low-carb diets contribute to the risk of heart disease? Far from it. Find out more here.

Other Health-Related Issues

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How certain medications may interact with eating low carb, and other health issues that people are sometimes concerned about.

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